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Education & PDR Opportunities

Current PDR Cycle (16) – Effective for the period of June 16, 2022 – June 15, 2025

* PGA Members must earn Fifty‐four (54) Total credits in the required for a three‐year cycle; of which at least 30 must come from Education and/or Specified Player Engagement Programs and six (6) must come from Meetings and/or National Survey Submission.

2024 NENY PGA Local Education Programs

The mission of the Education Committee is to offer our section members diverse educational programs on a yearly basis at a cost effective value. Varying subject topics to improve and better prepare golf professionals on all facets of the industry. *2024 Event Calendar TBA

2024 Pro2Pro Education Webinar Series

The NENY PGA Education Committee is presenting a 6 week series of the Pro2Pro Education Webinar Series that consist of complimentary presentations on various topics for 1 hour on Wednesday's from 1pm-2pm. 1 PDR Education Credit will be earned by Class A PGA Members and a reminder that this is only eligible for logging in digitally not via telephone.

2024 NENY PGA Annual Membership Meetings

NENY PGA Section offers 2 Annual Membership Meetings. A Spring Membership meeting typically in March and a Fall Business Membership meeting in October. Meetings are 1 PDR Meeting Credit Per Hour * Spring 2024 TBA * Fall - Monday, October 28, 2024

PGA of America Life Long Learning Education

2023 PGA Specialization Workshop – March 8 & 9, 2023
*Teaching & Coaching Specialization and Golf Operations Specialization
View Flyer HERE for info/registration

The purpose of the new PGA Learning Strategy is to provide Lifelong Learning around specific career interests to elevate the perception, value propositions and recruitment of PGA Professionals. Thus, the three career paths offered in the PGA Learning Strategy include: Teaching/Coaching, Golf Operations, and Executive Management..

The offers for these certifications are:
1) Specialized Program Program – $350 Online Course Access (occasional in person workshops)
2) Certified Professional Program – Earned PGA Specialist in a career path and have 5 years work experience in that career pathL Advise three (3) PGA Certified Professionals
3) Master Professional Program – Earned PGA Certification in a career path: have 10 years work experience in that career path: Advise five (5) PGA Certified Professionals



Congratulations to NENY PGA Specialized Members

Matt McPhillips, PGA
Director of Instruction at Pinehaven CC
PGA Specialized, Teaching & Coaching





Bob Cain, PGA
Teaching Professional
AndersMattson Golf & Saratoga National GC
PGA Specialized, Teaching & Coaching

Check Your PDR Status/Submit PDR’s

NENY PGA Section staff can tell your PDR status at any point in time. Call (518) 438-8645 or to check online on your own simply log into your member account. Visit to log in.